In episode eight of the Movie Health Podcast, Kathryn Guestre talked to Samara Lane from the US. They discussed various topics, including the movie “Minority Report” the TV series “Severance,” and “The Last of Us.” Samara shares insights into anxiety, grief, and embracing emotions. She also praises the practice of being present and compassionate with oneself.

Samara Lane

Self-trust through soul and spirit for love, business and life.

Samara is an intuitive business and leadership coach who specialises in helping people heal their relationship anxiety.

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Samara's Favourite Movie

Minority Report (2002) | PG-13 | 2h 25m 

In a future where a special police unit can arrest murderers before they commit their crimes, an officer from that unit is himself accused of a future murder.

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Movie Discussion


In episode eight of the Movie Health podcast, Kathryn and Samara talk about Samara’s favourite film, “Minority Report” and they delve into the film’s exploration of themes like free will, destiny, and the effects of trauma on a person’s life. They reflect on the blurred lines between right and wrong, the ethical dilemmas faced by the characters, and the impact of traumatic experiences on decision-making.

The Allure of Science Fiction and Mystery:
Kathryn and Samara also explore Samara’s unexpected love for science fiction and mystery genres. They discuss “Severance” on Apple TV, with thought-provoking themes, character development, and mysterious narratives. Kathryn and Samara delve into the show’s exploration of disassociation, the suppression of one’s true self, and the complexities of human relationships within a dystopian setting.

Reflections on the Human Experience:
A common thread in these films and shows discussed in the episode is their profound examination of the human experience. They present the impact of trauma, grief, loss, and the fundamental questions of ethics and free will that resonate with viewers deeply.

From “Minority Report” to “Severance” and beyond, these stories become powerful tools for self-reflection, growth, and philosophical exploration. The episode highlights the universal appeal of thought-provoking narratives that touch on the core aspects of the human condition. 

Tips for Mental Health

Samara provides tips for mental health from her experience working with anxiety and relationships:

  • Embrace Curiosity: When dealing with anxiety, take a moment to pause and question whether the surface issue is the root cause. Get curious about the deeper emotional issues beneath the anxiety.
  • Practice Self-Compassion: Recognise that it’s okay to be messy and to have a human experience. Treat yourself with compassion and understanding during difficult times.
  • Seek Support: Like everyone else, mental health professionals need support and guidance. Feel free to contact for mentorship, coaching, counselling, or therapy when needed.
  • Feel Your Emotions: Allow yourself to experience and process emotions, especially grief and loss. Avoid suppressing or disassociating from your feelings. Let emotions flow naturally, as they are designed to be felt and released.
  • Be Present: Practice staying in the present moment, feeling your emotions in your body, and not making emotions a mental exercise. Being present allows you to move through difficult emotions and prevent them from getting stuck or anxious.
  • Embrace Everything: Instead of severing parts of yourself, allow yourself to feel and embrace all your emotions and experiences. Embracing everything, even the challenging aspects of life, is a path to healing and growth.